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Red Sox Stunned 5-4 by Cardinals Walk-Off, Trail World Series 2-1

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Xander Bogaerts registered two hits to earn a game grade of 93.2 (A) but the Red Sox dropped the game to St. Louis, 5-4. The Red Sox gave up at least two hits to four different Cardinals in the loss. Boston finished with a batting average of .188 and a wOBA of .242. To this point in the season their batting average is .269 and their wOBA is .317.

With the game even at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and the Cardinals batting, Matt Holliday hit a double off reliever Junichi Tazawa, driving in Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter. The Cardinals sealed the victory in the bottom of the ninth when Allen Craig came in to score after a fielder's choice.

Jake Peavy pitched four innings in getting the no-decision, keeping his record in these playoffs at 0-1 while surrendering two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Brandon Workman collected his first loss in the postseason after going 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits, striking out one and walking one. In the win, Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) gave up no runs on one hit with two strikeouts and no walks over 1 2/3 innings. Bogaerts gave a standout performance at the plate for the Red Sox, going 2 for 4 with a triple, a run, and an RBI. Daniel Nava also had a great game, going 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Yadier Molina finished 3 for 4 with an RBI and a walk in the win.

The Red Sox are now behind in the series by one game. The Red Sox will take on the Cardinals Sunday in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium at 7:15 PM CDT.


Red Sox Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A93.2X. Bogaerts3B4210100
B86.9S. VictorinoRF2020010
B85.8J. EllsburyCF5210002
B85.4D. Ortiz1B2100020
C75.7D. NavaLF4100201
C72.0M. CarpPH1000100
C72.0J. SaltalamacC3000012
C-71.0J. GomesPH1000000
D66.0W. MiddlebrooPH2000001
D66.0S. DrewSS2000002
D62.0D. Pedroia2B4000000

Cardinals Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A+97.5A. CraigPH1110000
A93.2Y. MolinaC4300111
A93.0K. Wong2B1100000
A92.7M. HollidayLF5210300
B+89.8M. Carpenter2B5220000
B85.7M. Adams1B5200003
B84.8D. Freese3B2000020
C76.4C. BeltranRF2010011
C-71.0J. JayCF5100000
C-71.0S. RobinsonPH1000000
D-61.0P. KozmaSS4000001

Red Sox Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
B+88.9F. Doubront2.00.001.0010125
B82.7J. Tazawa1.00.002.0012124
B-80.7B. Workman1.10.002.2521130
C74.5K. Uehara0.10.003.001003
C73.8J. Peavy4.04.501.7564164
F55.0C. Breslow0.01005

Cardinals Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A95.1K. Siegrist1.00.000.000108
A93.8T. Rosenthal1.20.000.6012020
B84.9J. Kelly5.13.380.9426389
B84.2S. Maness0.20.001.501006
F56.4C. Martinez0.154.006.0010120
F55.0R. Choate0.01004

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